If you are looking for something to celebrate this weekend, well, May 5th has been a pretty busy day. There is plenty to choose from – so take your pick:
The Supermoon! This weekend!
Kublai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire in 1260.
Karl Marx was born in 1818.
The historic Cinco de Mayo battle between the French and Mexicans was fought in 1862.
Carnegie Hall had its official opening in 1891.
James Beard, US, culinary expert and author was born in 1903.
Coco Chanel introduced Chanel Number 5 in 1921.
Tennessee teacher John Scopes was arrested for teaching of evolution in 1925.
Alan Shepard was the first American in space on 1961.
A lot of Kentucky Derbies have been run, including 1973 when Secretariat won the run for the roses. The famous thoroughbred then went on to win the Triple Crown.
Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby or whatever:
Something to nibble: Who doesn’t love chips and a really good salsa? If you agree, try my Grilled Corn, Black Bean & Avocado Salsa.
Add a batch of your favorite Margaritas and enjoy!
The Main Event: If you are in the mood for seafood, try my Spicy Tequila Shrimp & Jicama Slaw. If not, well how about Spicy Grilled Chicken with Caribbean Black Beans and steamed rice. Pork Mole with steamed rice and a spoonful of Roasted Squash is another possibility.
Celebrating the Derby and not interested in South of the Border dishes? Visit the on-line edition of Image Magazine. I’ve got recipes for a festive Kentucky Derby cocktail party … including the infamous Mint Julep!
Have a wonderful weekend! Bon appétit!
What’s on tap for you this weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button.
And if you’ve got a minute … many thanks for taking a look at my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. Why not join me at the next Eat Well-Do Good dinner?
(margarita photo courtesy of www.free-extras.com)
© Susan W. Nye, 2012